Daytime and rush hour competitions redesigned with a focus on genre – The Hollywood Reporter
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, behind the Daytime Emmys, and the Television Arts & Sciences Institute, behind the Primetime Emmys, have announced a major reorganization, moving to alternative genre-based awards. as the prizes are time-based as part of an effort to ensure the continued relevance of the competitions.
There are no plans for the two academies to merge, and the two ceremonies will remain separate and retain their current names.
The move comes shortly after the two academies teamed up to expand the Children & Family Emmys program into an independent franchise.
“NATAS and the Television Academy both pride themselves on celebrating and celebrating the best television has to offer, and as our industry evolves, it’s important to stay up to date with our competitions. us to respond to current trends in both content and viewing habits,” Adam Sharp, President and CEO of NATAS, said in a statement. “These changes will allow each Academy to celebrate our undivided range of achievements in our respective areas of television excellence.”
Added ATAS president and COO Maury McIntyre, “This reorganization of the Emmy competitions represents the most significant partnership between the Television Academy and NATAS since the two became separate organizations in 1977. We are proud to respond to a need. of our creative community and the growth of our industry, ensuring that the Emmy Awards remain the preeminent marker of excellence across all genres of television. ”
From then until now…
- Scripted dramas and comedies will enter the national competition administered by the Television Academy, regardless of broadcast time, with two exceptions entering NATAS national competitions 🙁 1) Programs for ages 15 and under will be represented in the Kids & Families contest; and (2) the Daytime Drama categories will remain in the Daytime competition and be redefined to include “any multi-camera, day-of-week serial, replay, or reboot.”
- Programs previously awarded in the Limited Drama categories of the Daytime competition will move on to the Day competition.
Talk shows will be awarded in each contest, separated by format and stylistic features that reflect current programming in the daytime or late-night space.
The Spanish Morning Show and Morning Show categories will be omitted from the Day competition, and that program will instead qualify in the News & Documentary programs administered by NATAS manager or the Talk Show categories of the Day contest, depending on the program format.
The Game Show and DIY & Tutorials categories will remain split by airtime for the 2022 competitions, while the Academy looks for genre-based alignment for the 2023 competition year.
All other categories will be clarified so that content creators will submit to a single contest on the basis of submission category, regardless of airtime.
The Day, Time, and Children & Families assessment periods will be spread across conflict-free timelines throughout the year to allow enough time for submissions and assessments.
The Television Academy and NATAS will also form a joint Academy board responsible for making eligibility decisions between competitions and their respective categories. Producers who are uncertain about the contest they are eligible to participate in or who are petitioning to switch competitions are encouraged to submit this to the eligibility panel prior to submission.